A few days ago, President Joe Biden commented on the new Georgia voting law, which he obviously had not read. In addition to saying it was “Jim Crow 2.0,” Biden said, among other things, the law closed polls at 5 p.m. and would not allow people standing in line to vote to have water, earning him four “Pinocchio’s” from The Washington Post. In other words, his statements were completely false.
Falling into lockstep with the president, CEOs of many corporations joined in condemning Georgia’s voting law as racist and worse. Obviously, none of these CEOs had read the law, either. Finally, Robert Manfred, the MLB commissioner, decided to move the All-Star Game out of evil Georgia to Denver, Colorado, in protest of the Georgia law — which he, also, had obviously not read.
As it turns out, the Georgia voter law is similar to laws in many states and, in some ways, less strict than voter laws in Delaware (Biden’s home state) and Colorado (Manfred’s choice for the All-Star Game). It would be very eye-opening to compare these reasonable state laws with what Biden and company want to do to voting laws in HR1.